Edward Boyle Library
The Edward Boyle Library contains the research collections for science, engineering and social sciences, and the level 13 Research Hub for staff and postgraduates. There are over 2,000 study spaces with bookable spaces for groups and individuals, and accessible student studies. Read about disabled access.
Edward Boyle Library opening times
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45 minutes before closing time, level 8 closes. Staff start closing the library from level 13, working down to level 9.
15 minutes before closing time, the teaching computer clusters close.
Café opening hours
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Edward Boyle Library floor plans
Edward Boyle Library study space
There are silent study areas on every level except level 9 (ground floor) and levels 11 and 12 are completely for individual silent study. There are group study areas on levels 8, 9 and 10. Level 13 is for postgraduates and research staff, and has a mix of silent and group spaces.
Drinks with lids are allowed in the library. Please consume other food and drink outside or in the Edit Room café.
If you leave the library for more than 30 minutes, please take your belongings with you.
Accessible student study rooms
Description: Rooms 9.1 – 9.3; Room 10.1.
Additional notes on capacity: Each room can accommodate one student and a personal assistant
Accessible study rooms are on levels 9 and 10. They have a height-adjustable desk. phone with direct access to reception, PC, an ergonomic keyboard, tinted overlays, magnifying sheets, dimmable lights, book chair and whiteboard.
Assistive software on the PC: Jaws, Zoom Text, Free Mind, Mind Genuis, Mind View, Quickscan, Read and Write.
The rooms are for students who have a completed Assessment of Needs resulting in longer library loans.
Rooms are available for 30 minutes per session. You may book a maximum of four sessions (2 hours) per day. Last booking time is one hour before closing.
Description: Booths 8.7 – 8.12 (up to 4 people); Booths 9.4 and 9.5 (up to 6 people).
Group booths are on levels 8 and 9 and have Air Media screen sharing, PC, large screen, HDMI and USB sockets.
Group booths are for groups of three or more.
Booths are available for one hour per session. You may book a maximum of two hours per day. Last booking time is one hour before closing.
Description: Room 8.1 (up to 12 people); Rooms 8.2 and 8.3 (up to 7 people); Rooms 8.4-8.6 (up to 9 people).
Group rooms are on level 8 and have whiteboards, AirMedia screen sharing, HDMI and USB sockets.
Group rooms are for groups of three or more.
Rooms are available for one hour per session. You may book a maximum of two hours per day. Last booking time is one hour before closing.
Postgraduate group rooms
Description: Room 13.13 (up to 6 people); Rooms 13.14, 13.16 and 13.17 (up to 8 people); Room 13.18 (up to 11 people); Rooms 13.19 and 13.20 (up to 9 people).
Postgraduate group rooms are on level 13 and have whiteboards, AirMedia screen sharing, HDMI and USB sockets. One room has videoconferencing technology.
Rooms are available for 1 hour per session. Postgraduate students may book a maximum of two sessions (2 hours) per day, ten bookings per week (up to 20 hours). Rooms are for groups of three or more.
Postgraduate individual rooms
Description: Rooms 13.1 – 13.12
Individual rooms are on level 13 in the Research Hub and have a PC.
Rooms are available for 1 hour per session. Postgraduate students may book a maximum of four sessions (4 hours) per day, ten sessions per week, up to 40 hours a month.
Research event rooms
Description: L13 Training Rooms
Additional notes on capacity: 130 spaces in total
Research event rooms are on level 13 in the Research Hub and have a lectern, projection screen, HDMI, lecture capture PC and a sound system.
Staff and research postgraduates may contact the Research Support Team to book a room.
The Research Hub is a dedicated space for researchers and postgraduates on level 13 of the Edward Boyle Library. Book individual studies and group meeting rooms, or find a quiet place to work at one of the large desks. Other facilities include: larger event rooms; research noticeboards and display screens to publicise research events and calls for participants; poster presentation areas to share current research; and personal lockers.
Edward Boyle Library IT and printing
139 computers are positioned throughout the Library. In addition, there are 28 timed-access computers on levels 9 and 10, and 2 guest computers for external visitors.
Laptop loans are available on level 9
IT Services provide more information on assistive technology and any adjustable furniture available in computer clusters.
The Student Education Service provide a list of free to use software, apps and online tools for students, which includes assistive technology resources.
Print, copy, scan
Print zones are on all floors. Each MyPrint device can print, copy and scan.
Buy printer credits in advance from the MyPrint portal. Otherwise, use the MyPrint credit machines, which are by the laptop lockers on level 9.
More information about printing, copying and scanning is available from the University IT service.
Read the Library's copyright information to check what you are allowed to copy.